London-based Boundless Theatre is to partner with companies in Denmark, Greece and Spain on a project to help develop young audiences across Europe.
Boundless, which specialises in making work with and for young people, will lead the scheme, Extended Universe, over the next two years. it has been given funding from Creative Europe to deliver the scheme.
The company is partnering Teater Grob in Copenhagen, Entropia in Athens and Sala Beckett in Barcelona to create work that develops new young theatre audiences in Europe and offers them a platform.
The four companies have already connected through conversations about social cultural and political shifts in each country.
They will each work with a theatremaker and a group of 15 to 25-year-olds to create a piece of storytelling for multiple platforms, including live theatre performances in each city in May 2020 and an online piece.
Extended Universe has been funding by Creative Europe’s Cooperation Projects, part of the culture sub-programme of the body’s overall spend.
Boundless artistic director Rob Drummer said: “Extended Universe will honour the conversations we’ve all had with teenagers and young people, and will reflect a changing Europe through the eyes of a generation living with the impact of recent upheavals in the UK, Denmark, Greece and Spain.
“Creative Europe funding is a real endorsement of an outward looking collaboration across Europe and an investment in Boundless Theatre’s audience-first approach, for which we are incredibly grateful.”
Last year, the company embarked on a playwriting project to develop and translate work with theatres in France and Belgium.